Lauren Hamburg

Augmented Reality Business Development Lead

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)

Lauren Hamburg is Augmented Reality Business Development Lead at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), and, having previously been the lead engineer on many AR projects spanning various platforms,  is a specialist in industrial deployments in the areas of work instructions especially non-destructive test, workflow management, and inspection/QA. 

Lauren joined the AR Team at NNS in 2014 after seeing AR in an evening Engineering Open House. Lauren immediately recognized AR as a critical disruptive technology which could shape the future of industries as we know them.  Lauren’s dogged persistence earned her a place on the team where she made an immediate impact on AR deployments to both the carrier and submarine new construction programs, and she now functions as a deployment lead engineer and product owner in the Agile/Scrum development process.

Prior to joining the AR Team, Lauren worked in the test engineering department and also as a radiological emergency planner supporting the forward deployed USS George Washington in Yokosuka, Japan.  Her role in Yokosuka included coordination of joint American/Japanese government training exercises, and she also played a critical role in Operation Tomodachi, the American aid response to the disaster in the Fukushima Daiichi power plants in 2011.

Prior to her career at NNS, Lauren was a missile systems test engineer with Raytheon Missile Systems working on the Tomahawk, MALD, and JSOW programs, which ignited her passion for field engineering work.

Lauren is a 2005 graduate of the New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and in Spring of 2016 earned her Masters of Science in Engineering Management from George Washington University.